Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Enhancing Communication by Boyd H. Davis (eds.)

By Boyd H. Davis (eds.)

The individuals to this quantity reference a shared, longitudinal corpus of spontaneous dialog elicited in traditional settings from audio system with average to overdue average Alzheimer's sickness, using different collections as applicable, to investigate dialog, discourse and written textual content through and approximately Alzheimer's speech. Cross-disciplinary contributions from america, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, representing linguistics, gerontology, geriatric nursing, desktop technology, and communications problems record on empirically-based investigations of social and pragmatic language knowledge and methods retained by way of advert sufferers that could flooring verbal exchange improvements or interventions.

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Well # what would you care to do? It’s your choice. Uh # well # I probably would put takin(g) a nap at the top of the list. Then you take a nap and next week I’ll get here earlier # before you get sleepy. [Chuckles] RW: Oh Well. BD: Okay? RW: I can [# 4 seconds] uh # do any of that almost any schedule. RW: It don’t matter. BD: Well the thing is # if you’re ready for a good nap # I’d take it now. BD: [laughs] RW: You mean things are gonna get rougher? BD: Naw I don’t think they’re [/] they’re rough now are they?

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